Aromas of Different Firewood

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What’s the best smelling firewood?


Firewood is innately fragrant, but did you know that every kind of wood has a distinctly different aroma? While the debate of the best smelling firewood is something that might never be solved, we have broken down the different types of firewood and what you can expect from each, so you can make the decision all on your own.



This particularly fast-burning firewood is great if you’re looking for a scent that offers wintergreen and leathery notes. In fact, this particular scent is noted in many masculine fragrances and even candles.


If you’ve started your fair share of outdoor fires, it’s likely that you’ve come across the fast-burning magic of birch wood. Birch is a fantastic way to start a fire and continually add an extra lift to your fireplace’s flame, but this option is best paired with a more slow-burning wood such as oak.



Scented logs for burning can be a great way to add an extra level of ambiance and warmth to your home during the cooler months.


Labeled as the most classic smell when it comes to firewood, hickory is a great addition to your fireplace. The scent may be hard to describe, but many individual’s best shot at this likens the scent of the wood to that of freshly baked ham, which is likely due to hickory’s frequent use in smoking meats. Think subtle and not overbearing when selecting hickory for your firewood stash.



Oak is often considered similar to hickory in terms of scent, but slightly milder and less sweet than hickory. In addition to its pleasant aroma, oak is a hardwood that’s easy to light and burns hot, making it a great choice for your firewood collection.



Mixed Blend

If you can’t decide what the best smelling firewood is, why decide?


Van Beek’s mixed blend of firewood is made up of a variety of firewood that offers a blend of pleasant natural scents as well as the perfect hybrid of slow and fast-burning wood. In this way, Van Beek’s Landscape Supply makes it easy to select the best wood to burn in your fireplace.


Birch is a fragrant firewood that offers a particular smell that many homeowners love to add to their fireplace, but the wood burns fairly quickly, making the addition of other firewood often the most sustainable and economical option. Maple is a popular hardwood choice, along with oak, which burns slowly and steadily for a long time. Beech is often considered one of the best options for firewood for a wood stove.


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